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Snake Plant (Sansiveria) Is Easy To Love

Getting to know tropical plants has been a true pleasure in my life. It is my intent to share what I have learned by featuring certain plants that are not only incredibly easy to care for, but that have health benefits when placed in your home or office.

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The Versatile Air Plant

As we approach the Holliday season, I would like to introduce one of the plant species I find to be a very successful and unique gift item. Air plants, as the name implies, live off of the air and have no roots. They are actually bromeliads that adapted to live without taking root. The only care they require, is to ...

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The Joy of Mini Gardening

As a child I often found myself drawn to the miniature. I recall the most fun with this happening outside, in the the little shaded space between two giant lilac bushes that grew outside my mothers kitchen window. I’ve always had an over active sense of “pretend” and I used to love to take my little dolls outside and design ...

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When To Repot Your Plants

This is a subject I’ve had the opportunity to learn a good deal about in the last year. I most certainly have more to learn, but I would like to share what I know. I’ve come to understand that how and when you repot your plants can make a very big difference in how your plants thrive. Making sure you’re ...

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Indoor Plants And Necessary Air Flow

I’m noticing some people are struggling this time of year with their house plants. I’ve been able to figure that they are watering correctly, misting if need be and the lighting is right so it had to be something else. What I’ve realized is that due to the heat, the poor air quality due to smoke and the need to ...

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Plants and Lighting

I have heard a lot of people say that they can’t have plants in their house because they have no light in their home. Being someone who lives in a house that gets little natural light I have learned that in some cases, it can be true, but only in the sense that certain plants will not thrive in low ...

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Dry and Hot! Indoor Plants and Humidity

I remember when I brought my first Maiden Hair Fern. You know, the ones with the delicate, tiny, vibrantly green, feather like leaves with dark thin stems. You don’t see them too often in stores that sell house plants these days and I think it’s because they’ve gotten a bad name for being extremely fragile. I know that was what ...

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To Water Or Not To Water

Written by Amy Duke I think, when it comes to indoor plants, so many of us consider ourselves to be “plant killers” simply because we don’t understand how to water or not water them. Many of us, including myself at one time, have given up on the idea of having indoor plants even though we love them. One bad plant ...

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Amy Duke

  My name is Amy Duke and I’ve lived in the mountain area since I was four years old. I’ve always loved plants and gardening, but it didn’t become the obsession which slowly graduated into a calling, until about ten years ago when I quit my office job, and went to work at the nursery, because someone asked me what ...

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